What does mantle mean?

Definitions for mantle
ˈmæn tlman·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantle(noun)

    the cloak as a symbol of authority

    "place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders"

  2. Mantle, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Charles Mantle(noun)

    United States baseball player (1931-1997)

  3. mantle(noun)

    the layer of the earth between the crust and the core

  4. blanket, mantle(noun)

    anything that covers

    "there was a blanket of snow"

  5. mantle, pallium(noun)

    (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell

  6. mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece(noun)

    shelf that projects from wall above fireplace

    "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

  7. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall(noun)

    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  8. cape, mantle(verb)

    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

  9. mantle(verb)

    spread over a surface, like a mantle

  10. mantle(verb)

    cover like a mantle

    "The ivy mantles the building"


  1. mantle(n.)

    (Geol.) The highly viscous shell of hot semisolid rock, about 1800 miles thick, lying under the crust of the Earth and above the core. Also, by analogy, a similar shell on any other planet.

  2. Origin: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]


  1. mantle(Noun)

    A piece of clothing somewhat like an open robe or cloak, especially that worn by Orthodox bishops.

  2. mantle(Noun)

    Anything that covers or conceals something else.

  3. mantle(Noun)

    The body wall of a mollusc, from which the shell is secreted.

  4. mantle(Noun)

    The zone of hot gases around a flame; the gauzy incandescent covering of a gas lamp.

  5. mantle(Noun)

    The cerebral cortex.

  6. mantle(Noun)

    The layer between the Earth's core and crust.

  7. mantle(Noun)

    A fireplace shelf;

  8. mantle(Verb)

    To cover or conceal (something).

  9. mantle(Verb)

    To become covered or concealed.

  10. Origin: mentel, later reborrowed from mantel, both from mantellum, diminutive of mantum, probably from Gaulish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mantle(noun)

    a loose garment to be worn over other garments; an enveloping robe; a cloak. Hence, figuratively, a covering or concealing envelope

  2. Mantle(noun)

    same as Mantling

  3. Mantle(noun)

    the external fold, or folds, of the soft, exterior membrane of the body of a mollusk. It usually forms a cavity inclosing the gills. See Illusts. of Buccinum, and Byssus

  4. Mantle(noun)

    any free, outer membrane

  5. Mantle(noun)

    the back of a bird together with the folded wings

  6. Mantle(noun)

    a mantel. See Mantel

  7. Mantle(noun)

    the outer wall and casing of a blast furnace, above the hearth

  8. Mantle(noun)

    a penstock for a water wheel

  9. Mantle(verb)

    to cover or envelop, as with a mantle; to cloak; to hide; to disguise

  10. Mantle(verb)

    to unfold and spread out the wings, like a mantle; -- said of hawks. Also used figuratively

  11. Mantle(verb)

    to spread out; -- said of wings

  12. Mantle(verb)

    to spread over the surface as a covering; to overspread; as, the scum mantled on the pool

  13. Mantle(verb)

    to gather, assume, or take on, a covering, as froth, scum, etc

  14. Origin: [OE. mantel, OF. mantel, F. manteau, fr. L. mantellum, mantelum, a cloth, napkin, cloak, mantle (cf. mantele, mantile, towel, napkin); prob. from manus hand + the root of tela cloth. See Manual, Textile, and cf. Mandil, Mantel, Mantilla.]


  1. Mantle

    A mantle is an ecclesiastical garment in the form of a very full cape which extends to the floor, joined at the neck, that is worn over the outer garments. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic churches, the mantle is a monastic garment worn by bishops, hegumens, archimandrites, and other monastics in processions and while attending various church services, such as Vespers or Matins; but not when vested to celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Unlike the Western cope, the mantle is worn only by monastics. The klobuk is worn over the mantle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mantle

    man′tl, n. a covering: a cloak or loose outer garment: spirit: (zool.) the thin fleshy membrane lining a mollusc's shell: a conical wire-network covered with some highly refractory earth that becomes luminous under a flame.—v.t. to cover: to disguise.—v.i. to spread like a mantle: to revel: to joy: to froth: to rush to the face and impart a crimson glow, as blood.—ns. Man′tlet, Man′telet, a small cloak for women: (fort.) a movable shield or screen to protect an attacking force, or gunners while serving their guns; Man′tling, cloth suitable for mantles: (her.) the representation of a mantle, or the drapery of a coat-of-arms. [O. Fr. mantel (Fr. manteau)—L. mantellum, a napkin.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mantle

    A long flowing robe, worn in the Middle Ages over the armor, and fastened by a fibula in front, or at the right shoulder. The mantle is an important part of the official insignia of the various orders of knighthood.

Anagrams for mantle »

  1. mental

  2. malent

  3. mantel

  4. lament, Lament.

  5. Lament

  6. Lament.

How to pronounce mantle?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mantle in a Sentence

  1. Rush Limbaugh:

    I will take the mantle.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle, i will never, ever let you down.

  3. Pegy Lowery:

    For us, it’s been really hard, all I have now is pictures, an urn sitting on the mantle.

  4. Donald Trump:

    So, I will take the mantle, i will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it.

  5. Homer:

    In saffron-colored mantle, from the tides of ocean rose the morning to bring light to gods and men.

Images & Illustrations of mantle

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